Honors Network News
Tuesday, September 18
In this issue:

Academics/Advising
NISO Week
Tracks to Success: Honors Alumni Panel

Community
HLC Open Forum
Homecoming Week Activiites
Roundtable Discussion Following Tarana Burke Talk

Opportunities
Failing Forward Series
The Defamation Experience

Be Well Boilers
Faculty stories: Dr. Servaty-Seib (Failure does not define you)

"When you wake up, think about winning the day. Don't worry about a week or a month from now -- just think about one day at a time. 
If you are worried about the mountain in the distance, you might trip over the molehill right in front of you. Win the day!" 


Honors College programming can enhance your personal and scholarly development. Challenge yourself to attend at least one activity each week. Please browse our calendar for upcoming opportunities. 

Invest in Yourself!

Tues, Sept. 18
NISO Week: Goldwater/Astronaut Info Sessions
6:00-6:30
HCRN 1143

NISO Week: Global Grad School Info Session
6:45-7:15 p.m.
HCRN 1143

Wed, Sept. 19
HLC Open Forum
5:30-6:30 p.m. 
HCRN 1143

NISO Week: Udall Info Session
6:00-6:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054

NISO Week: Truman Info Session
6:45-7:15 p.m.
HCRS 1054

Roundtable Discussion Following Tarana Burke Talk
8:00-9:15 p.m.
HCRN 1145

Thurs, Sept. 20
NISO Week: Beinecke Info Session
6:00-6:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054

NISO Week: CLS, Boren, Gilman & Fulbright Info Sessions
6:45-7:15 p.m.
HCRS 1054
Fri, Sept. 21
NISO Week: Open House for Freshman
8:30-10:30 a.m.
HCRS 1076

Tracks to Success: Honors Alumni Panel
6:00-7:30 p.m.
STEAM Lab




Thurs, Sept. 20
NISO Week: Beinecke Info Session
6:00-6:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054

NISO Week: CLS, Boren, Gilman & Fulbright Info Sessions
6:45-7:15 p.m.
HCRS 1054

Fri, Sept. 21
NISO Week: Open House for Freshman
8:30-10:30 a.m.
HCRS 1076

BSSA Presents: The Alumni Panel
6:00-7:30 p.m.
STEAM Lab

Academics/Advising
It's NISO Week! Come s
ee how prestigious scholarships and awards can move you forward

This week, the National and International Scholarships Office will hold information sessions on all 14 of the distinguished awards it coordinates.

Come see how to secure NISO's campus endorsement and why these award programs can be life and career-shaping! These offer much more than money.

Applications begin now for:
  • undergraduates engaged in STEM research (Astronaut, Goldwater)
  • undergraduates planning a career related to the environment (Udall)
  • undergraduates considering public service and government work (Truman)
  • undergraduates looking to study foreign language abroad (Boren, Gilman)
  • undergraduates s planning to attend grad school in the arts, humanities or social sciences (Beinecke). 
Not sure where to start? NISO is holding a "Freshman Open House" on Friday, but you don't need to be a freshman. This session is open to anyone who would like to chat!
 
TODAY
Goldwater/Astronaut Info Sessions
6:00-6:30 p.m.
HCRN 1143 (RSVP)

Global Grad School Info Session
6:45-7:15 p.m.
HCRN 1143 (RSVP)
 
WEDNESDAY
Udall Info Session
6:00-6:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054 (RSVP)
 
Truman Info Session
6:45-7:15 p.m.
HCRS 1054 (RSVP)
 
THURSDAY
Beinecke Info Session
6:00-6:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054 (RSVP)
 
CLS, Boren, Gilman & Fulbright Info Sessions
6:45-7:15 p.m.
HCRS 1054 (RSVP)
 
FRIDAY
Open House
8:30-10:30 a.m.
HCRS 1076 (RSVP)

Please visit the NISO web page for session descriptions
Tracks to Success: Honors Alumni Panel

Recent alumni and Purdue scholars are
poised to jump start YOUR education and
career with practical advice.

Our guests include a materials science
and nuclear engineering professor at the
U.S. Naval Academy, a corporate leader
with experience in the healthcare/biotech
industries, and a third-year J.D. student
among others.

Please join the Beering Scholars Student
Association and our esteemed panelists
for this uplifting and inspiring event!

Help us celebrate their achievements and see how YOU can benefit from their knowledge.

Friday, Sept. 21
6:00 p.m.
STEAM Lab
Community
Honors Leadership Council open forum

The HLC works to best represent students in the Honors College to the faculty, staff and administration, as well as build connections and community among Honors students. 

And they want to hear from you! 

Drop by during the Open Forum to chat with your HLC representatives and share your perspective on the Honors College student experience. 

Also... candy! 

Wednesday, Sept. 19
5:30-6:30 p.m.
HCRN 1143

Homecoming Week Activities

The Honors College has three members in the running for Homecoming Court. Be sure to support them by voting on BoilerLink! Congratulations to:
  • Lily Bishop
  • Adam Cullers
  • Katie D'Addato
Wednesday, September 19
Homecoming ThinkFast Trivia | Union Faculty Lounges (2nd Floor) | 7:00-8:30 pm | 
  • Enjoy trivia all while competing for the cash prize of $200 and trivia winner for this year's homecoming event! Free with Purdue Student ID - Snacks and fun will be provided. *Mention a student organization participating in Homecoming Week for points. The student organization with the most participant points will hold the title of Overall Homecoming Winner for one year (trophy included)* 
Thursday, September 20
Homecoming Kickoff | Krach Lawn; Inclement Weather: CoRec Feature Gym | 3:00-7:00pm | Purdue Students Only
  • Come kickoff the celebration of Homecoming with free food, fun activities, crafts, and music on the Krach Lawn! Free with Purdue Student ID. *Mention a student organization participating in Homecoming Week for points. The student organization with the most participant points will hold the title of Overall Homecoming Winner for one year (trophy included)*
Friday, September 21
Boilermaker Night Train Parade | Route will begin at Memorial Mall and end at University Street/Stadium Avenue | 8:00pm start time 
  • Come and watch our annual homecoming parade as we kickoff the 150th celebration of Purdue weekend! Participants will be handing out goodies to those lined up as well as the infamous Purdue Marching Band, so get there early! This year's Grand Marshal is 1978 Homecoming Queen, Kassandra Agee-Chandler. 
  • The route will begin at Memorial Mall and end at the intersection of University Street/Stadium Avenue. 
Saturday, September 22
Homecoming Activities on Stadium Mall | 9:00am-11:00am
  • There will be lots of activities available throughout Engineering Mall before the Homecoming game. For a complete listing of events, please visit www.purdue.edu/homecoming
Purdue Football vs. Boston College @ 12:00pm
  • Come watch as our Boilermaker football team takes on the Eagles from Boston College. Crowning of the 2018 Homecoming Court will take place during halftime at the game. 
Roundtable discussion following 'A conversation with Tarana Burke, founder of #MeToo'

Tarana Burke ignited the viral #MeToo movement and gives strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma and/or harassment.

Immediately after Tarana Burke's talk in Loeb Hall, join us back in Honors for a discussion with Crystal Thronhill and Alia Azmat.

Crystal Thornhill is a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology interested in sexual health and sexual violence prevention for racial and sexual minorities. She is an advocate for people who have experienced sexual trauma, does trauma work in counseling, and does research about ways to increase reporting of sexual violence by women of color.

Alia Azmat is a doctoral student in counseling psychology interested in identity, culture, mental, and reproductive health. She studies objectification theory, spiritually-integrated therapy, and stigma reduction. She also works for HEART Women & Girls--a non-profit which promotes sexual health and sexual violence awareness in Muslim communities.
  • Light refreshments will be provided
  • *Tarana Burke will not be attending this discussion
 Wednesday, Sept. 19
8:15-9:15 p.m.
HCRN 1145
Opportunities
Failing Forward Series: New CoRec program

Wellness Programs in the CoRec has a new series for students. The Failing Forward will help teach you how to be more resilient and to bounce back from setbacks. 
  • Learn how to deal with failure in a healthy way
  • Boost optimism in the midst of adversity
  • Gain the professional skill of handling conflict well.
This series is free and begins Sept. 25 and runs through Oct. 4, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. Registration ends Sept. 24

CLICK HERE to register or visit   Purdue Recreation and Wellness Programs to learn more. 
The Defamation Experience

The Honors College is co-sponsoring a unique interactive diversity program comprised of three components:
  • A play which explores the highly charged issues of race, religion, gender, class and the law with a twist
  • The audience is the jury through deliberations
  • Post-show discussions. 
The free event at Loeb Playhouse is set for Monday, Sept. 24. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Be Well Boilers

Faculty Stories
Dr. Heather Servaty-Seib:  Failure does not define you

When I was in High School I took the A.P English exam. During the test I became completely overwhelmed by stress and left in the middle of it. 

I had always been an excellent student and after that experience I felt like I had failed myself, and I felt singled out because all of my classmates had seen me give up. 

From my failure on the A.P. test I learned a lot about my test taking ability and realized that for certain types of exams I needed to over-prepare in order to avoid a panic attack. 

More than that I learned although I failed at this important test I was not defined by that failure. However, without that experience I wouldn't be completely who I am today.

IGNITE YOUR IMAGINATION.  FORGE THE FUTURE.
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